My first year teaching was with a wonderful 4th grade class that I was lucky to have again because after that year I was move up to 6th grade reading and language arts. I spent 8 years in that position until switching to 6th grade math. After 4 years teaching math, I left my job to stay home with my 2 children. I returned to teaching 2 years later teaching 6th grade science part-time with a teacher I taught with before. After 2 years of sharing a class, I returned to the classroom full time. I am currently teaching 5th grade math, science, and language arts.
I don't feel as though I have a particular style. My style is dictated by my students and what they need. What I do consider myself, though, is a cheerleader for learning. I get excited when kids "get it" and will give high-fives. I have been known to break out into an occasional "happy dance" when good things happen in the classroom. And regardless of the times, I still give kids hugs when they need one.
2000 - National Board Certified Teacher 2004 - Ashtabula County Teacher of the Year
BA - Elementary Education : Heidelberg College Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Ashland University
I enjoy camping with my family. Our goal is to travel to all 50 states before our kids graduate from high school. We are more than 1/2 way there! Of course we will fly to Hawaii, and I refuse to drive to Alaska because you have to drive back. We will fly there...I want to still love everyone after that trip and them to still love me :-)